Capital Pride jumped the gun but we wanted to note publicly that No Justice No Pride has had several victories in our negotiations with Pride.
Most notably NJNP pushed, pried, shut down and successfully forced a full restructuring of the Capital Pride leadership including the ousting of several shitty white board members including the one that called us terrorists.
On corporate sponsors: we have had successes here in forcing capital pride to really think conciously. In March No Justice No Pride will be holding a community forum on what sponsorship guidelines we want to see implemented. Concerns and feedback will be implemented before Pride in June.
On policing: this is the area where we still have so much work to do and will be prioritizing going forward. We are consulting with community partners on doing a presentation on the NEAR Act for the board. There is more info that will be shared in a forthcoming statement.
#tbt to marching in June and demanding that @capitalpridedc divest from entities that profit on the marginalization, brutalization, imprisonment, detention, deportation, dispossession, and murder of LGBTQ2SIA+ folks #NoJusticeNoPride#dcpride#capitalpride#pridedc
Our very own @emmelia_talarico is featured today as part of @GetEQUAL's 30 Days of Trans Resilience.
If you don't know our kick-ass steering committee chair, read more about her and her work for our communities in her interview with @getequal #NoJusticeNoPride#NJNP#dcpride#capitalpride#pridedc
This "National Coming Out Day" we celebrate those who may not have safety in visibility - who may not have the security in their family life, in their jobs, in their homes to make themselves visible.
We refuse to stigmatize the closet. Especially when for many trans and queer folks of color, visibility = vulnerability to violence. (📸 via @queerdep) #dcpride#capitalpride#pridedc
#Repost @sfqp (@get_repost)
Scout Schultz was a beloved activist, friend, and member of the community. They always supported SFQP and were there for so much. They will be missed terribly. Please join this evening on the GA Tech campus at 8PM for a vigil. Rest in Power, Scout. 💜
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standing with our queer fam in the south. none of us are free until all of us are free. #noprideinpolice#nojusticenopride#dcpride#capitalpride#pridedc